Tag: Lavender

Lavender in the Kitchen

Lavender in the Kitchen

Lavender in the Kitchen Lavender has been used in the kitchen since the beginning of time for it’s many medicinal purposes. Lavender can be used in the kitchen as a tea, added to softened butter for a delicious spread, made into a syrup to drizzle 

Apricot Lavender Jam

Apricot Lavender Jam

Apricot Lavender Jam Sweet, fruity apricots, are paired with delicate lavender, resulting in a delicious jam. Apricot Lavender Jam is perfect smeared on scones, biscuits, croissants or warm, thick slices of country bread. This is a delicious jam with a delicate lavender taste. The perfect 

Lemon Lavender Bars Sweet and Tart

Lemon Lavender Bars Sweet and Tart

Lemon Lavender Bars

I have been growing lavender in my garden for over 10 years. I’ve always wanted to use lavender in recipes, but never have, until now. I thought and thought and then decided to make Lemon Lavender Bars. I couldn’t think of a better marriage than lemon and lavender. From the first bite, you immediately get a tangy, lemony taste from the lemon and then a perfumey, floral lavender taste. The lavender was faint enough that it didn’t take over and wasn’t at all overpowering, it paired really well with the lemon.

How much Lavender?

I added a 1/2 teaspoon of dried lavender buds, crushed, to the crust and then sprinkled about 1 teaspoon of dried lavender buds, crushed, over the lemon filling before baking. I wasn’t sure how much dried lavender buds to add, I didn’t want to over do it the first time around. Crush  dried lavender buds between the palms of my hands, to release the oils in the buds. This will make the dried buds more fragrant. Lemon Lavender Bars are super!

Give it a Try

This recipe was amazing! Wonderful, perfumey lavender scent that came from the oven while baking was so enticing. The heat from the oven released even more of the lavender scent and my whole house smelled beyond good!  I was so glad I challenged myself to add lavender to a recipe. If your somewhat hesitate about using lavender in a recipe, don’t be. Start out by adding just a small amount and increase it over time.
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